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Federal Resume Workshop - West Coast Monthly Zoom presentation provided by FEMA Webinars will be every First Wednesday of each month. Topics Include: FEMA Overview Federal Resume Writing Tips Navigating USAJobs Additional Resources

Join us for a community of practice event and live demonstration of the Resilience Analysis and Planning Tool (RAPT),

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Grant Programs Directorate (GPD) invites all potential HSGP applicants and sub-applicants (inclusive of the State Homeland Security Program, Urban Area Security Initiative, and Operation Stonegarden) to participate in one of the upcoming technical assistance webinars regarding the fiscal year (FY) 2023 HSGP. The FY 2023 HSGP will provide $1.12 billion in funding support to state, local, and territorial governments for security-related activities to prevent, prepare for, protect against, and respond to terrorist attacks.

Preparedness Tips

Floods happen in Utah not only during spring runoff but can occur year-round. Summer thunderstorms producing heavy rain can result in flash floods while normal rain events over areas affected by wildfire can result in conditions prone to flooding and mudflow for several years. A few inches of water in a 1,000-square foot home could cost more than $10,000 in repairs and replacement of personal possessions and homeowner’s insurance doesn’t cover most floods. Remember it does not take a lot of water to cause a lot of damage. Learn more about protecting your home or business with flood insurance.

Wildfires can also occur any time of year and should no longer be thought of as just a problem in the mountains. The devasting Marshall Fire in Colorado proved both these points in late 2021. Creating defensible space, using ignition resistant construction techniques and taking generally preparedness steps will help keep your family and community safe.

Press Releases and Fact Sheets

The Field Leadership Directorate, within the Office of Response and Recovery at FEMA, is searching for experienced disaster management leaders for the launch of a new National Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT) focused on Homeland Security Incidents. This team will be tasked with responding to incidents that fall outside of the authorities of the Stafford Act but require a coordinated federal or DHS response.
illustration of page of paper Fact Sheets | January 10, 2023
FEMA and the State of Utah have recognized three projects in the state that have been selected for federal funding under the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) competitive grant program.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | August 29, 2022
FEMA has approved an additional $10.1 million to the Utah Department of Health for the COVID-19 response in Utah. The assistance was made available under a major disaster declaration issued April 4, 2020. FEMA has now provided more than $314 million for the Utah COVID-19 response.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | August 24, 2022